Thursday, 17 January 2019

A special quilt......

As those of you who follow my blog will know, I have recently been working on a number of baby quilts.  Two of which I finished just before Christmas and which you can read about in my last blog post here. I also mentioned the quilt that I am writing about today in the same post as the first project I would be working on for 2019.


Today I would like to share with you my first finish for 2019.  It is a quilt which has a very special meaning for me.


Towards the end of 2017 I lost a friend.  Someone who had been very supportive to me when I had my own children small.


In 2018 I learned that her daughter was expecting her first child and I was determined to make a quilt for her.  I knew that her mum would've liked that.  So, this is that quilt.


A precious baby boy was born earlier this month and, I hope that this quilt will wrap him in the love that I know his grandmother would've given him if she had still been here to see him.


I quilted it strip by strip using different FMQ designs.  I am delighted with how well it has turned out.

18 comments:

  1. This quilt is gorgeous, you did an amazing job on the quilting and your dear friends daughter will be so pleased . I am so sorry for your loss and especially sorry she didn't get to see her grandson but in my heart I know she is looking down and smiling.

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  2. A very special quilt Christine, beautiful subtle colours and the FMQ is perfect. You have made a lot of progress since starting - wish I had the time to experiment.

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  3. Hi Christine oh this quilt is gorgeous and was made with so much love ,what a lovely friend you are to have done this,yes indeed it surely is a special quilt,well done my friend xx

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  4. What a lovely thing to do Christine - your friend, I'm sure, was there in spirit as you worked on it and her love will wrap that little one along with yours. Beautiful quilt that I'm sure will become a family heirloom.

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  5. It is beautiful!. What a treasure. What a wonderful thing to make for the family - much love in every stitch.

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  6. Such a beautiful quilt, Christine. Not only in itself but also in meaning and memory.

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  7. Christine, your quilt is just beautiful--lovely quilting! I know it will be loved!

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  8. How very special and touching, Christine. It is just beautiful.

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  9. This post has peppered my body with goosebumps all the way down to my toes! The quilt is absolutely lovely!

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  10. What a loving gesture. Your quilt is just divine. I love the colour palette and quilting designs. A real treasure. How precious it will be for that little one.

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  11. Truly wonderful! What a wonderful gift for a new child and in memory of a dear friends too x

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  12. I love the fabrics you have used, Christine. Your quilting looks fabulous. Hugs, Christine xx

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  13. It is a gorgeous quilt, Christine! It was lovely of you to make it in memory of your friend. I am sure her daughter will love it!
    Your FMQ is amazing!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  14. Liebe Christine,
    welch ein schöner und berührender Erinnerungs-Quilt. Wunderschön ist Dein Quiltmotiv. Ein ganz persönliches Geschenk, welches viel Freude bereiten wird.
    Liebe Grüße zu Dir
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Annet.... it certainly is! Christine xx

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